DIP and SIP switches are small manual electronic switches that are designed to be packaged with other circuits. DIP (dual in-line package) SIP (single in-line) switches allow you to control the flow of electricity around a printed circuit board. For a more detailed view and to learn more about the different types of switches available, check out our complete guide to DIP switches.
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As these switches are simple to operate and are very cost-effective they are typically used to select and change between hardware and devices. The switches are much cheaper than programmable chips or software control panels. Some of the most common applications are: